Get ready for Vanessa Hudgens, Spider-Woman.
The actress who rose to Tween stardom playing Gabriella Montez in Disney’s hit High School Musical movies is in discussions to step away from the world of movie musicals and teen-themed comedies and make her action debut in the proposed Marvel superhero blockbuster Spider-Woman.
“The idea is for this to be a fun, comedic movie and Vanessa is perfect for the title role,” a industry insider dished this week. “Spider-Woman is strong and sexy but in this case hilarious. Vanessa is apparently very interested in the idea.”
Eh — Can’t really see Baby V as an action star, but we’ll see what transpires. Ironically, earlier this year, Vanessa’ longtime boyfriend — Hollywood hottie Zac Efron — was allegedly among the young actors in the running to replace Tobey Maquire as the star of Paramount’s Spider-Man franchise.